ECS A970M-A Deluxe Motherboard Reviewformerstaff - March 7, 2013
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ECS A970-A Testing:
Moving data to and from an external device is something we all do as a means of backing up sensitive data whether it is family pictures, movies, music, or projects. The speed with which this transfer occurs is measurable and can improve with different board partner specific tools. I will be using ATTO version 2.47 to measure an external drives' read/write performance through the USB 3.0 interface. The default test algorithm is used for this test. Motherboards that support a boost to the USB spec such as USB 3.0 Boost on the ASUS offering and XFast USB on the Asrock will be used as they show the maximum potential speeds.
These is not much of a difference between the 970 and the 990 chipset here either performance wise, which demonstrates once more that the difference is primarily the feature set and a bit more connectivity.